Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
This is what I’m truly asking for today as I wonder where all this (my ministry, my calling, my time) is going…
What tangible form will it take?
Will the vision God gave me a year ago be anything like what it will become? How big or tiny will my role be?
Will things keep happening that do not involve me physically doing much, but just allow me to enjoy the ride?
Which doors that have been opened are the right ones in God’s plan for the student center?
Who in the Army will get on board with this vision and need?
I kinda feel like I’m alone in this…I absolutely know people are backing this ministry with their prayers (PRAISE GOD FOR THAT! AND THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ARE PRAYING!), but there’s a need for another pair of hands to completely dive into this like I am…especially being a young woman in Ybor City. I know Mjr. Mikles is 110% behind me in this, and he’s doing what he can – but he’s the corps officer, the area commander, the pastor, the administrator…etc.
I’m so out on a limb…and, oh yes, it’s a BEAUTIFUL view from up here, but I’ve been told I look at things from the “bird’s eye view” (like I look at the whole tree while others find beauty in one leaf)…right now, that’s a very scary view!
So … what I’m doing is praying. Once again, at the foot of the Cross asking for guidance…for another pair of hands (or more)…for His vision…for progress to soon become tangible…for perseverance…for discernment as more people and their ideas become a part of all this…for the words to speak when I need to and the discipline to know when to let God speak…
Be thou my vision…whatever befall…be though my vision.